Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco LOT 170

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Rolex Extremely Rare, Sought-After and Historically Important, Triple Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch. Reference 6036. Given as a Prize to the Sailor Antonio Carattino on the Occasion of the Twin VI Sail Boat Victory in 1953 Helsinki’s Regattas

Estimate € 180,000 –⁠ 360,000

Sold € 234,000
Lot Description

Model: Date-Compax or Jean-Claude Killy
Reference: 6036
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1951
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 72C
Case N°: 847 085
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

After the end of the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, a shipowner, Max Oberti ordered Baglietto shipyards to construct a hull of 5.5 meters denominated “TWIN VI” that would allow him to compete in the most prestigious sailing competitions around the world. In 1953, Mr. Oberti and his skipper, Carattino Antonio, onboard “TWIN VI” flew on the waters of Helsinki and brought back home the marvelous Italian cup. For years, this regatta was won by foreign competitors and it was finally time for an Italian crew to represent its nation and bring home the trophy. Mr. Carattino was gifted as a prize for his accomplishment this present Rolex reference 6036 with precisely engraved on the case back “HELSINKI 1953 TWIN VI”.